Brad McLelland


Brad McLelland grew up in the spooky backwoods of Louisiana and Arkansas and spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before moving to Oklahoma, where he earned his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University.

Brad is a proud husband to a high school librarian, stepdad to a superhero gymnast, and foster dad to three furry friends: a mini-Aussie who likes to give hugs, a lazy lap cat who thinks she’s human, and a blind, piano-playing kitty named Ophelia who’s more popular on Twitter than he is. Brad’s favorite holiday is Halloween, and he claims he once saw a ghost in the woods while camping with his friends (though no one ever believes him).

Brad’s Favorite Books

True Grit, Coraline, The Harry Potter series, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1), A Wrinkle in Time, The Dark Tower series, Lonesome Dove, The Thief of Always, The Golem and the Jinni, The Hate U Give, The Serpent King, Einstein’s Dreams, The Book With No Pictures, Holes

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